Washoku is a social practice based on a set of skills, knowledge, practice and traditions related to the production, processing, preparation and consumption of food. It is associated with an essential spirit of respect for nature that is closely related to the sustainable use of natural resources. The basic knowledge and the social and cultural characteristics associated with Washoku are typically seen during New Year celebrations. The Japanese make various preparations to welcome the deities of the incoming year, pounding rice cakes and preparing special meals and beautifully decorated dishes using fresh ingredients, each of which has a symbolic meaning. These dishes are served on special tableware and shared by family members or collectively among communities.
Following last year, overall exhibition “International “WASHOKU” Show 2015″ will exhibit in Japan. The period is March 4(Wed) to March 6(Fri) at “Makuhari Messe” in Chiba Pref.
International WASHOKU Show 2015: